Sunday, June 19, 2011

Four dead in crash of small plane

Four people were killed Saturday afternoon when a single-engine Cessna 210 plane crashed into a wooded area and burned not far from Westchester County Airport. An FAA spokeswoman said the plane was en route from the airport in White Plains to Montauk on eastern Long Island when it crashed into a heavily wooded area behind an office complex. The pilot had taken off from the airport when he radioed the control tower that he was experiencing problems and was on his way back. The main runway was cleared
for an emergency landing, but the plane never returned to the airport, instead crashing into the woods. Emergency responders from a number of area agencies converged on the crash scene. The cause of the crash is under investigation by the FAA and National Transportation Safety Board.

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